Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tis The Season To Get Your Grill On (A Great Marinade Recipe)

To my girls:
You'll want to save this one for when Daddy and I visit you when you're all grown up - and you want to make us a fast and tasty meal.  That way, he won't raid the pantry in the middle of the night like he sometimes does when I haven't made him an amazing dinner.
Love you forever,
It seems like spring (probably summer?) has finally arrived,
and the whole family is all sorts of excited. 

Two of my favorites about this time of year are:
(1) Bill (as always) and
(2) his grill

Everything seems to taste better after it's been cooked outside - or maybe I'm just happy because I'm not the one cooking dinner inside?  Either way - the husband is wonderful at the helm, and everyone is typically eager (and happy) to eat what Bill has made.

This is one of our favorite marinades.  I always use chicken breasts, but I'm sure it would work just as well with thighs or wings.  The meat is always tender and juicy - and Bill and the girls eat it up with a quickness.  I love it because it's easy, it's delicious, and it only takes 30 minutes to prep.  You can marinate it overnight for more flavor, but I sometimes forget to do that.  Oops.  I probably let it sit, oh, about 19.8 minutes this afternoon before Bill took it outside.  Still fantastic.  He found this recipe here.

3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon chopped garlic (or garlic powder)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
(Sometimes I use more, sometimes I use less.  I usually don't cut them in half.)

In a shallow container - blend all the ingredients except for the chicken.
Place the chicken into the mixture, and turn to coat.
Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
Lightly oil the grill grate.
Discard marinade.
Grill chicken 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear.

Enjoy - it really is delicious!


Jannette Presson said...

I've used the grill 3 times this week. I'll be glad when Jef is home so he can man the grill i love it because there are less dishes to wash.:)

Grace said...

Right?! It really is one of my favorite things about warmer weather. We'll have to get everyone together to cook out when Jef gets home!

Jannette Presson said...